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The EuroNPUD Strategy Guide

The EuroNPUD’s Strategy for 2022 – 2026 was agreed at the General Meeting in Prague in November 2021 using the approach described in EuroNPUD’s Strategic Plan Development Guide. 

EuroNPUD’s strategy is defined at the General Assembly of EuroNPUD which takes place every other year alongside the European Harm Reduction Conference. The strategy is set for a 4 year period and implemented by the EuroNPUD Executive. EuroNPUD is an evolving network that was registered in 2022 in the Republic of Ireland and became fully independent from 1 January 2023. The EuroNPUD Strategy is defined around a series of devolved projects.

 This supports EuroNPUD to operate to maximum impact by drawing together teams of interested stakeholders from our country members to work together under the guidance of one of the project managers who make up the EuroNPUD Executive. This allows projects to be developed drawing on the expertise of our country members supported by EuroNPUD’s two person Secretariat. 

Vision Statement

“Promoting the health and defending the rights of people who use drugs in Europe.”

Network Principles

EuroNPUD operates to the same principles as the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) reflecting our shared vision and aligned strategic approach:

  • Pro drug user rights 
  • Pro self-determination 
  • Pro harm reduction and safer drug use 
  • Respecting the right of individuals to take drugs 
  • Anti-prohibitionist 
  • Pro equality

Aims

Objectives

To ensure that Europe respects the rights of people who use drugs and supports the health of people who use drugs with science-based and rights compliant harm reduction, drug treatment and healthcare services both domestically and around the world.

  • To enable people who use drugs to be meaningfully involved in the design, delivery and review of drugs policy and practice in Europe. 
  • To support drug user organisations to mobilise together across Europe to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs.